(Newswire.net — October 26, 2017) —“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” is Albert Einstein theory about happiness which was sold at an auction in Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday for $1.3 million.
That theory was created in 1922 while the famous physicist was in Tokyo, Japan, where he held lectures.
Instead of a cash tip for the bellboy, Einstein gave him a handwritten note, penned in German, and explained to the bellboy that because of his fame, this note will probably be worth more than a regular tip.
The Nobel Prize winner was right.
According to the Gal Wiener, the chief executive of the auction house who sold Einstein’s Theory of happiness, the bidding began at $2,000 but very quickly escalated and the final price for which it sold was $1.3 Million.
The Theory of Happiness was sold in less than 25 minutes, but the auction house does not want to disclose the name of the buyer nor the seller.
The authenticity of the note was confirmed by the auction house “Winner’s”.
Einstein’s handwritten note does not have scientific value, but gives insight into the mind of Albert Einstein, who is synonymous with genius, explained Roni Grosz, a curator from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Albert Einstein Archives, which contains about 55,000 items of Einstein’s works, produced over the course of his lifetime.
Albert Einstein was one of the university’s first chairman of the Board of Governors, and he left the University all of his personal papers in his will.
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics, alongside quantum mechanics.
He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.
Einstein was Jewish and when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he left Germany and settled in the United States, where he became an American citizen in 1940.
He died in America in 1955.